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FOX News
Nov 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
tweets about oprah and the obama video we played. michael tweets, senator obama wouldn't have liked this president obama guy much. follow me on twitter @megyn kelly. check out our facebook page at facebook.com/the kelly file. good night . >>> it is the end of obamamania. >> yes, we can! >> the approval rating drops to the lowest point ever. >> one of the problems we have had is one side of capitol hill is invested in failure. >> bob beckel and andrea tantaros are are here. >> i want to say i'm sorry to mrs. palin. >> ann coulter has a message for nbc news. >> it's worse than people know. >> plus a former obama secret service agent warns that it's worse than people know. >> i'm not trying to scare you. >> he'll explain. "hannity" starts right here, right now. >> welcome to "hannity." in a moment, breaking news about a second wave of insurance cancellations that are looming. so will they impact you? senator ted cruz is standing by with reaction. first another day, another devastating poll indicating that the end of obamamania is upon us. we knew this day would come. we don't know how
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 10:00am PST
. basically obama has -- republicans claim that obama has tried to tack the dc circuit court with judges that republicans think they don't need and would pad it and make it a democratic jurisdiction and so republicans have been blocking all of obama's nominees for that reason. and as a result harry reid finally said he invoked the nuclear option which means only 51 votes than 60 votes to accrue judges. he will not do that for supreme court justices. republicans said if they do the nuclear option, the republicans will use it in spades back in the democrats if they get back in the senate. >> harry reid, the way he justified doing this nominees deserve an up or down vote and they can't just be filibustered away and the president deserved his team. does that rational make sense? >> it makes sense on the merits if you look at it in isolation. the problem with the judicial sites. there is hypochris. republicans stop democratic judges using means available to them. democrats stop the republican judges. it is a legislative branch and the stakes are so high that both pears will pull out al
FOX News
Nov 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> breaking tonight, serious new worries about president obama's plan to save more than 5 million americans from having no insurance thanks to his signature health care law. plus, a new warning about how tens of millions of americans will likely lose their insurance at work in the coming months. welcome to "the kelly file." i'm megyn kelly. a series of developing stories concerning the troubled obama care rollout. first, involving a white house meeting with insurance insiders that took place earlier tonight. the insurance folks came out of the meeting warning about higher premiums and about potential gaps in coverage for the americans whose policies have been cancelled. people who had insurance and liked it and got cancelled thanks to the law and now appear to be in no man's land. the second story is a new report predicting a second wave of some somewhere. in the coming months. this involves business, corporations, group health insurance and that's a much larger market. we have been telling you about it. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for george w. bush. take it in revers
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 3:30pm PST
means in practical terms is unless one of president obama's nominees is truly controversial, he or she almost surely will get confirmed, as long as democrats are in control of the senate. the reason is because what democrats did is they changed the rules so that instead of a 6 on-vote threshold for nominees to get through to overcome a filibuster, it is now a 51-vote threshold, a simple majority. the reason it's called a nuclear option is because the shoe is not always on this foot. democrats, as you well know, stephanie, are often in the minority, not just the majority. this could come back to haunt them when republicans are in charch of the senate and at the white house. >> thanks, dana. let's take a minute to turn back the clock. in 2005, i ran the campaign against the option when i worked for senator reid. back then. the republicans were the ones threatening to go nuclear. in the end democrats accepted a deal that put some of the day's most conservative judges on the bench, but today republicans won't -- throughout history they used the filibuster in extraordinary circumstances
FOX News
Nov 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
, and they still think that means there is a lot of interest in this product, obama care. and they realize they've got to get the website fixed. but once they do, they believe it will work. there's new questions about what they knew and when they knew it. >> i got this e-mail or this copy of the screen shot attached to the e-mail that was going on which you sent me that says the system is down at the moment. you know what's the most shocking thing to me, this whole thing is what they were worried about was not, they mentioned nothing about the consumers trying to get on the website, what they were worried about is the media ramping up the hyperbole about the government's website not being functional. no mention about the american people getting access. >> you're right. we should know in fairness that we don't have the other e-mails. there are undoubtedly more documents that are to come out in the days ahead. but, you're right that part of this e-mail does show how worried they were one week before the rollout about the media jumping on people being unable to get on. if there's one
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
misused the filibuster. but in the age of obama, the republicans have made a mockery of our democracy. they've turned a useful procedure that turned majority rule into a battering ram to deny the results of a presidential election. take a look at these numbers. in all of u.s. history under all previous presidents, a total of 86 presidential nominees have been filibustered. but during the past five years, republicans have blocked 82 of president obama's nominees. that's nearly the same as all previous presidents combined. it's unfair and it's undemocratic. >> in each of these cases it's not been because they opposed the person. that there was some assessment that they were unqualified. that there was some scandal that had been unearthed. this isn't obstruction on substance, on qualifications. it's just to gum up the works. >> it's not about the individual nominees. it's about opposing thes. . this year alone, republicans blocked all three of his nominees to the d.c. circuit court of appeals. they've filibustered mel watt from a major housing job. the first lawmaker to be blocked in 150
CNBC
Nov 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
house. the national association of insurance commissioners has just told president obama that his fix for canceled health policies could result in higher premiums and gaps in coverage. this all comes as a new cbs poll puts his approval rating at an all time low at 37% and opposition to obama care, 61%. good evening, everyone, i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." insurance commissioners say his obama care champions are creating uncertainty. we need to explore what that means. republican congressman brad wen cher and strategy associates and avik roy, author of "how medicaid failed the core." >>>, the insurance commissioners had problems with cancellation renewal. the back payment and payment mechanisms on the obama care website has yet to be ruled. two-week crunch period. does that mean well? >> kathleen sebelius is the former president of national association of insurance commissioners. i keep -- you're not going to invite me to this program anymore because i keep asking the same question. who is advising this president when it comes to how the insurance markets work? i d
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
. republicans charge it's an effort to change the subject from obama care to blowing up tradition in the senate. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm bret bear owing oig. timing is everything. today the president is caught in a whirlpool p criticism over his signature health plan. ace his allies threw him a political life preserver. charles krauthammer is in new york reacting to what is called the nuclear option. ed henry is at the white house. but we begin with mike emanuel at the capital. >> republican leaders are accusing democrats of a power grab and threatening that they will live to regret this bold move. complaining of grid lock, senate democrats changed the rules eliminating filibusters for most presidential nominations. the vote was mostly along party lines and scraps nearly 225 years of precedent. >> the change would ensure executive and judicial nominations, an up and down vote on confirmation. the rule change will make closuclos cloture for all nominations. >> three temperatures vot democ the go. . mitch mcconnell accused reid of going nuclear. >> millions of ame
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am PST
guilfoyle. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." obama care rollout, today's highlights, i.t. professionals warned that the website is a hacker's dream, your personal info at risk. >>> at a fund-raiser in florida last night, kathleen sebelius gets nailed as healthcare.gov crashes just as the secretary smiles for her photo op. the law is falling apart at the seams and so is the president's approval rating, at an all-time low, 37%. maybe dragging it down is americans' realization that the law is a disaster. 31% approval rating on obama care. how many people think the law is working out well? only 7%. what's the white house make of all this? as ed henry knows, ed, are they so insulated that they can't even fathom the thought of scratching and starting over? >> reporter: i think panic may be a bit strong, but they're deeply concerned, they're worried. pick your adjective. bottom line, they realize the bottom is falling out both for the president's approval rating and approval of this law. if you look at this cbs poll, you already laid out some of the top-line numbers. when y
CNN
Nov 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
obama. he speaks live this hour at a critical point in his presidency. that's "outfront." >>> plus new details about the state senator stabbed more than 10 times by his own son. police knew there was trouble in this home. >> this is just a tragedy. a young man's dead. a family can never get that young man back. as a society, i don't know what it's going to take for us to pay attention to this issue. >> could this tragedy have been avoided? >>> and george zimmerman facing new charges. what his girlfriend says about zimmerman and guns. >> the gun that he just smashed all my stuff with was a shotgun. >> let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett "outfront" tonight president obama is about to speak live. we are waiting for the president to deliver remarks momentarily. it's at the presidential medal of freedom dinner. we're going to bring that to you live as soon as it begins. it is a critical day and moment for this president. so far today, there's been plenty of pomp and circumstance for the white house. this morning, president obama awarded the presidential medal o
CBS
Nov 21, 2013 4:00am PST
of a hearing on his drug suspension and president obama gives 16 extraordinary americans the nation's highest civilian award. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 21st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, congressman trey radel says he let down his country, his family, and his constituents. radel pleaded guilty to drug possession but is not resigning from congress. instead he's taking a year off effective immediately. susan mcginnis from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. radel said he wants to continue serving his country. on wednesday he said he struggles with drugs and alcohol abuse and says he sees this charge as an opportunity to get help. late last night congressman trey radel apologized for his cocaine arrest and announced he's taking a leave of absence to seek treatment for substance abuse. >> i do believe in faith, forgiveness, and redemption, and i hope to come out of this a stronger man, a better man for all of you. >> radel was less talk aive earlier in the day as he w
FOX News
Nov 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama last year on the campaign trail. now there are charges the job stats were manipulated in his favor. we have a special report. >> imperative to reach out and to share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes. >> sarah palin demanding that msnbc discipline a commentator who attacked her in a gross way. we will take a look at that situation. >> i'm not politically correct, billy. i'm off the reservation. this whole thing is going to hell in a hand basket. >> the very best of dennis miller this fall. he is out of control this evening. >> i'm perceived as a problem because i'm candid, so be it. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. pardon my voice this evening. aerials again and the frog is back. such is life. president obama and a new jobs controversy. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. "new york post" reporting that job numbers during last year's presidential campaign were manipulated to the president's favor by
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
the ed show live from new york. let's get to work. >> the latest on their efforts to tear down obama care. >> we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. >> start from scratch addressing health insurance problems but not the way they've done. >> fire in the hole! >> we ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. >> let's start from scratch. >> republicans are willing to destroy this country for the right reasons. >> you don't think we have a responsibility as a u.s. senator to do better than that in terms of offering a solution for what to do next? >> well, i -- i --. >> just simple, straight forward fact-based ah! >> dismantled piece by piece with every tool that they have. >> jim, bring down the crowd hammer. >> this will be a story of an epic collapse. >> fire in the hole! >> well, i -- i --. >> the full weight of the evil of obama care is going to end up being a wrecking ball so big not even miley cyrus would ride it. >> well, i -- i. >> i'm going to repeal the law of the land. is that clear? >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. i know a
CNN
Nov 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
view more favorably. 64% of you say bill clinton. 36% say barack obama. the debate will continue online. from the left i'm van jones. >> from the right i'm newt gingrich. join us tomorrow for another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, a day of ceremony for president obama. he speaks live this hour at a critical point in his presidency. that's "outfront." >>> plus new details about the state senator who was stabld more than ten times by his own son. police knew there was trouble in that home. >> this is just a tragedy. a young man is dead. a family can never get that young man back. as a society, i don't know what it will take for us to pay attention to this issue. >> could this tragedy have been avoided? >>> and george zimmerman facing new charges. what his girlfriend says about zimmerman and guns. >>> gun was the shotgun. >>> proesident obama is about t speak live. it is the presidential medal of honor dinner. we'll bring that to you live as soon as it begins. it is a critical day and a moment for this president. so far today t
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 11:00am PST
about bad headlines from obama care, and his allies have been taking a beating. they say this is an effort before the senate goes home for two weeks to their constituents for thanksgiving break to do other work, that they're trying to change the subject to give them more cover as they go home to meet with their constituents, desperate to talk about anything other than the rollout of the health care law. >> joining me now is charles cook, a staff riter for "the national review wts. my first question is why now, charles? >> i think it is fairly clear they want to distract from the obama care disaster. this is something they wanted to do for awhile. they are very frustrated that republicans have been blocking their nominations as they blocked republican nominees when bush was president. what obama just did is make a general case against minority rights. it was the system didn't work how i wanted it to, and so the system is wrong. and they said american business is far too important for the rules. you could have a military coups. >> he said back then it was a power grab. now he says the
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> the obama administration's self-imposed deadlines. >> ten days before the administration's deadline. >> for fixing the federal health exchange website. >> obama care. >> obama care. >> obama care. >> they need to get this right. >> it passed the glitches with the website. >> the website and enrollment situation -- >> it will be a lot better. >> -- is in a better place today than two or three weeks ago. >> the health care law needs to be scratched. >> get rid of it? >> that's the only way it will work. >> i'm willing to work with democrats and republicans to fix this. the affordable care act is going to work. >> i think i'm pretty white, the whitest guy i know, i'm very pale. >> there is good news about the affordable care act tonight. it is not about the website. it is not about the enrollment numbers. good news about part of the law that almost no one thought would really work, including many of the law's supporters. at fordable care act was first and foremost designed to help extend health insurance to people who could not afford it. secondary purpose of the bill, but a very impor
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 10:00am PST
frustration over republicans using filibusters to block president obama's nominees. >> these nominees deserve at least an up or down vote, yes or no. but republican filibusters deny them a fair vote, any vote, and deny the president his team. gridlock has consequences. it's not only bad for president obama, bad for this body, the united states senate, it's bad for our country. >> minority leader, mitch mcconnell, says democrats are creating a crisis to distract attention from obama care. >> millions of americans are hurting because of a law washington democrats forced upon them. what do they do about it? they cook up some fake fight over judges, a fake fight over judges. that aren't even needed. >> our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, is on capitol hill following the dramatic, dare i say historic developmentans huge ramificat n ramifications. explain what is going on right now in congress. >> reporter: what's going on right now, wolf, as we speak, actually on the senate floor, is the fruits, if you will, of what the democrats tried to do. obviously republicans see it a wh
LINKTV
Nov 21, 2013 5:00am PST
obama will visit asia in april of next year. national security adviser susan rice said the u.s. remains committed to rebalancing its security and economic priorities to the asia pacific region. >> to address emerging challenges as effectively as we deter conventional threats, we're urging our allies and partners to take greater responsibility for defending our common interests and values. >> rice expressed hope for japan's goal to launch a national security council that would oversee the country's foreign and security policies. rice mentioned china's increased maritime presence and said the u.s. is ready to help countries in the region communicate better to prevent contingencies. she called on all parties in the region to resolve issues based on the rule of law rather than through threats or aggressive actions. obama was forced to cancel his trip to southeast asia in october due to the partial government shutdown. a u.s. official told nhk the administration is now planning obama's trip but didn't specify which countries he would visit. >>> president obama paid tribute to the le
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 8:00am PST
establish a storyline that republicans are intent on obstructing president obama's judicial nominees. that storyline patently ridiculous in light of the facts and utterly absurd suggestion in light of the facts. before this current democratic gamut to fill up the d.c. circuit one way or the other, the senate had confirmed 215, 215 of the president's judicial nominees and rejected two. that's a 99% confirmation rate. 215 confirmed and two rejected. 99%. look, if advise and consent is to mean anything at all occasionally consent is not given. but by any objective standard senate republicans have been very, very fair to this preside president. we've been willing to confirm his nominees. in fact, speaking of the d.c. circuit we just confirmed one a few months ago 97-0 to the d.c. circuit. so i suggest our colleagues take a time out. stop trying to jam us, work with us, instead to confirm vacancies that actually need to be filled which we have been doing. this rules change rate has gone from being a biennial threat to an annual threat, now to a quarterly threat. how many times ha
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal. >> president obama speaking just months ago about a huge day in the divided u.s. senate. >> under the precedent set by the senate, today, november 21, 2013, the threshold for cloture on nominations not including those to the supreme court of the united states is now a majority. that is the ruling of the chair. >> democrats, the majority party, have officially altered the way the chamber has operated for more than two centuries. they changed filibuster rules to end the 60-vote threshold on judicial nominees except those to the u.s. supreme court. it stems from the republicans repeatedly filibustering the nominees. ahead of today's actions fireworks on the senate floor. >> the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. and the united states has wasted an unprecedented amount of time on procedural hurdles and partisan obstruction. as a result, the work of this country goes undone. this is not about democrats versus republicans. this is about making washington work regardless of who's
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
top stories. president obama is hailing today's move by senate democrats to revise the filibuster move, filibustering has been used to mark many of his judicial nominees senates voted to change the rules now only 51 votes will be needed. rather than 60 to approval judicial posts. delegates from iran and six world powers are back on the negotiating table at this hour, they are said to be reviewing a draft, at the preliminary deal to curb iran's nuclear program. afghan president is urging his country's tribal leaders to approval a security agreement with the united states. that despite the miss trust on both sides. he claims. if a deal is approved some american troops would stay in afghanistan after 2014, and a jury in california has just awarded apple $290 million in the retrial of a patent enfringement case against samsung. the original verdict has given apple more than $1 billion in damages, samsung was found guilty of copying several features from the i-phone. and those are the headlines at this hour. inside story is next on al jazeera america. when you kept get your way, again and a
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
politics today is this battle between president obama and his enemies is not a contest of achievement. no, it's about a president who wants to do great things, and preventing a third war with iran and -- against those who would deny others of different sexual orientatio orientations. it's a strange battle between a man who wants to do great things and an enemy making sure he does not. howard fine and jonathan capehart, howard, i painted this in strong terms and strong black and white, but i have to tell you. i don't see a republican agenda, except to destroy obama. the president's enemies have tried to destroy, kill, defund, block or destroy everything in his program. the president in contrast has made it his goal to fight to extend rights to minority, the uninsured and the oppressed. his opponents are trying to take away these rights. the opponents of the president prevented millions of people from having access to health care under the law. they've suppressed voting rights of minorities, specifically african-americans. they have derailed the principles of fairness. let's look at the fir
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
years, they have done everything they can to deny the fact that obama was elected and then re-elected. >> reporter: translation? gop obstruction is unprecedented. to back that up, democrats point to statistics from the nonpartisan congressional research service. in the history of the country, there have been 168 filibusters of presidential nominees. about half, 82, happened during the obama administration. >> in summary, this is a power grab. >> reporter: angry republicans don't necessarily dispute democrats' statistics about nominees they have blocked. instead, they point to how many judges they have confirmed. 215, and rejected five. when it comes to the fight that democrats called the last straw over vacancies in the d.c. circuit court of appeals, the republican leader argues democrats are manufacturing a crisis to distract from the obama care debacle. >> a fake fight over judges that >> reporter: democrats say they get that this benefits them now that they're in the majority but certainly the tables will be turned the day that they los that majority status, but they essentially sh
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
obama laid a wreath at john f. kennedy's grave in arlington national cemetery. he was accompanied by first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton and hillary clinton. the 50th anniversary of jfk's assassination is friday. ♪ [taps playing] >> president obama spoke about president kennedy's legacy wednesday evening and a dinner honoring the middle of freedom recipients. >> he was introduced by president kennedy's grandson, the son of car line kennedy. his is 15 minutes. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank president obama and mrs. obama for inviting me here tonight. and for all of you for being here with us. i want to thank my family members who came. it would have been my great uncle robert kennedy's birthday today. and while we are on the subject of birthdays, you are all invited to my 21st. in february 1960 three, my grandfather, president john f. kennedy, formally established the annual presentation of the presidential medal of freedom. honoring persons "who have made exceptionally meritorious contributions to the security and national inte
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:00am EST
. hamid karzai told the group that barack obama sent him a letter assuring him the security pact is in afghanistan's interests and said u.s. troops will enter afghan homes only in exceptional circumstances. >> in pakistan a suspected u.s. drone hits a religious school in the north-west of the country. six were killed. the u.s. says the school is controlled by the haqqani group, linked to the taliban. secretary of state john kerry says counter talks offer the best chance in a decade on iran's nuclear program. six world powers will continue talks on tuesday. >> back in geneva, less than two weeks after the last talks stalled. the e.u. official in charge of foreign affairs, catherine ashton - an interim deal on iran's program seemed close. pressures, constraints on both sides have been growing since they were last here. in tehran, in a tell voiced address the man in charge supports the talks. there are red lines he will not allow negotiators to cross. >> translation: i insist that the rights of the nation be preserved, including the nuclear rights. >> last time around the u.s. secretar
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> juan williams got a private meeting with the president. the obama care mess isn't about obama care at all it's about the united states being a bunch of jerks. he says the recession has made americans less caring of others. we see the needy becoming seedy. and that makes us hate obama care more. apparently this writer has never been to a church but he failed to see the dependency that hurts the needy most as government expands and opportun dwindles. only the moron would think a solution to the welfare state is more welfare. we're still the most generous country ever. now thanks to obama care the ruse that government impacts -- our government is lessen forcing its favorite solution, more government one choice. fact is nothing good ever comes from coercion or you wouldn't need coercion and that includes charity, especially when those in charge are more charitable to themselves than to others. i didn't sneeze at all. hey, juan, are you there? >> i'm right here. i'm glad you're feeling better. >> actually i feel terrible. but when i see you my soul brightens up. you got an invite f
PBS
Nov 21, 2013 9:00am PST
you with the markets in. the a senior white house official says us president barack obama will visit asia in april of next year. national security adviser susan rice said the u s remains committed to rebalance to get security and economic priorities to the asia pacific region. to address emerging challenges as effectively as we did turn conventional threats. purging our allies and partners. to take greater responsibility for defending our common interests and values. christ expressed hope for japan's goal to launch the national security council that would oversee the country's foreign and security policies. i spent in china's increase maritime presence and said the us is ready to help countries in the region communicate better to prevent forseeable events. she called on all parties in the region to resolve the issues based on the rule of law rather than through threats or aggressive actions. obama was forced to cancel this trip to southeast asia in october due to the partial u s government shutdown. a us official told nhk that the administration is now planning to bomb a strip but di
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 6:00am PST
obama, there had been some reports earlier this week it would be some kind of apoll gee for past u.s. mistakes. that's not what this letter is. >> it is we will respect the sanctity and dignity of afghans in their homes. that's what it says but under extraordinary circumstances if there are threats to u.s. lives and interests, we will go into afghan's homes. the concern is by the afghans, they pile the pressure on hamid karzai, something he takes domestic political heat. when there are raids the capture, taliban al qaeda leaders they go into afghan homes. sometimes they get it wrong. some people in tiny little villages genuinely do live in fear of helicopters coming in. this is a big deal for car die to deal with politically for himself. good language for him and good language for the joer jirga, it says a statement of intent. this will help it pass. zblts he aa complicated relationship between hamid karzai and this government. these are tough negotiations. >> understatement. he said today himself "i don't trust the united states. the united states doesn't trust me." mer k m mercuria
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 3:00am PST
polling shoeing the flawed obama care website can't get fixed fast enough for the president. it really can't. according to new cbs news polls, 61% have a negligence via view of obama care. president obama has 32% of americans approving of the way he's handling health care. that's his lowest rate judging. the poll finds 31% believe problems with the website are an isolated issue however 63% think signs of more widespread problems to come. overall just 15% of voters think obama care will help them. 39% say it will do more harm than good. mark halperin, i don't want -- i know what will happen if i am too forceful with this argument but this is in the middle of all the glitches. >> i will tell you without being i hhype hyperbollic big supporters of the law are concerned if poll numbers turn quickly it may be difficult for the president to talk about the positive aspects of the law. it's a crisis that needs to be addressed on substance and on politics and you can see in the white house they are trying to balance being optimistic with recognizing there are problems and real concerns. every p
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
over republicans blocking president obama's nominees to an unprecedented degree. today's action did not require both parties turning launch keys. president obama today applauded the move, claiming the obstructionism from the other side has gotten so bad there was little choice. >> today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal. i support the step a majority of senators today took to change the way that washington is doing business. >> that's interesting. you know who might not agree with president obama? senator obama. in 2005, when the republicans were trying to do the same thing as the majority power -- party, to push george w. bush's nominees through. back then it was pronounced nucular option. here's what the president said about that in 2005. >> when the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party and the millions of americans who ask us to be their voice, i fear that the already partisan atmosphere in washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything. >> republicans obviously today are furious about this rule
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
jim warren, joining us from washington d.c. >> is palmresident obama treated differently to any other president. we saw senate democrats using phil busters to stop george bush's nominees, and delaying by years confirmations by others. >> it is a difference. he is being treated in a different way. the republicans virtually every day that they are here, and they are not here all that many days given the meagre workload of the united states congress, seem to be bent on blocking president barack obama at virtually every turn. here on an issue most constituent don't know about and if they knew wouldn't care. it's a simply politics, trying to block barack obama. it's not to say the republicans are laying down and being a rubber-stamp. what played out is the opposite. as an example, during the term of gw bush, he had six nominees to the same important court. four got through with considerable democratic support. barack obama had five nominees to the court, and four up to this point have been blocked. >> that happened after there was a major deal between democrats and republicans and after su
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
obama's agenda runs through the d.c. circuit. you can't get what you want through the congress because the american people in november, 2010, said they had had enough. they issued a national restraining order after watching two years of this administration unrestrained, so now it runs through the bureaucracy and the d.c. circuit. as i said, in short, unlike the first two years of the obama administration, there is now a legislative check on the president and the administration doesn't much like checks and balances. so it wants to circumvent the people's representatives with an aggressive regulatory agenda, and our democratic colleagues want to facilitate that by filling up a court that will rule on his agenda, a court that doesn't even have enough work to do, especially if it means changing the subject from obamacare for a few days. and get this -- they think they can change the rules of the senate in a way that benefits only them. they want to do it in such a way that president obama's agenda gets enacted but that a future republican agenda couldn't get his or her picks confir
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
floor than those of president obama. and the one president bush. and the ones that do get a vote are confirmed with little if any dissent. so this isn't obstruction on substance, on qualifications, it is just to gum up the works. and this grid lock in congress causes grid lock in much of our systems. you have seen judges across the country, say these are vital vacancies that need to be filled. and this grid lock has not served the cause of justice, in fact, it is undermined it. other the past through weeks senator republicans again denied a yes or no vote, on three highly qualified americans to fill three vacantsies on the second highest court. even though they have to support of a majority of senators. four out of five of mine have been obstructed. the vote today is that a majority of senators belief that enough is enough. the american people's business is far too important, to keep falling prey day after day to washington policies. i am a former senator, we value any duty to advice and consent, we take that very seriously. but -- a few now refuse to treat that duty of advice and co
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
to get several of president obama's judicial contaminations moving forward. >> dell, republicans block these nominations, and democrats are furious. they say they are non-controversial amroi non-controversial -- appointments. take a listen to senator reid. >> during this congress, the 113th congress, the united states has wasted an unprecedented amount of time on procedural hurdles and partisan obstruction. as a result, the work of this country goes undone. congress should be passing legislation that strengthens our economy, protects american families. instead we're burning wasted hours and wasted days between filibusters. >> so the nuclear option means it would take the simple majority to overcome this filibuster threat. you think about senator rand paul doing a marathon talk session on the senate floor. often it is just the threat of a filibuster that holds up something. this is getting a bit of a derisive response from republican, both because they thought senator reid has been bluffing, but also because they say he is trying to change the conversation from healthcare to this.
FOX News
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
history, at least on mcdonald 's menu. melissa in new york on whether michelle obama forced this change. are we the better for it? right. and a fellow named alan in minneapolis on ways you can still get it. earth to jeff. what the flock just happened? jeff? >> we just got to the bottom of this -- well, plane not all the way to the bottom. we have some mcribs here. you can see them. they're a little cold out here right now. but the bens aren't cold. take a look at the statement from mcdonald's. here's what they said: we are continuing to focus on our customers for the remainder of 2013 with several new menu items, talking about the new wings, those mighty wings. we left it to our individual franchiseees to decide whether or not they want to offer the mcribs. here's breaking news. we have said -- we have found or they have said that chicago, houston, and dallas, will have the mcrib. they confirmed those. in fact today we shot pictures of anymore chicago actual -- here in chicago eat something mcrib. now some mcrib porn for you, perhaps? a shot of the mcrib undressed. without the sp
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
2014 about obama care. >> you don't have to like the laws of the land but you do have to respect those laws. >> republicans have been very, very fair to this president. >> a deliberate effort to refight the election is not normal. >> a good thursday afternoon to you. we begin with republican obstruction finally pushing democrats to go nuclear. changing the rules of the senate to clear the way for several of the president's nominees. the landmark vote detonated just after noon striking down nearly 225 years of precedent ending long standing filibuster rules and breaking republicans' hold on presidential picks for the cabinet and judiciary. a short time ago the president supported the move saying the meaning of advise and consent has been lost on his opponents. >> it is no longer used in a responsible way to govern. it is used as a reckless and relentless tool to grind all business to a halt. the american people deserve better than politicians who run for election telling them how terrible government is and devoting their time in elected office to make government not work as often
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 2:30am PST
who doesn't blame president obama. he blames another world famous democrat. and we will explain on this thursday edition of "way too early". >>> good morning, everybody. brian shactman. what do you get when you add a-rod, jose canseco and a goat? that would be our sports block. we'll have details in a few minutes. but i want to start with this potential deal with afghanistan. u.s. military appears one step closer to having american troops in afghanistan beyond the end of next year. secretary of state john kerry has announced a preliminary agreement between u.s. and afghan officials. the "new york times" reports the deal could keep american forces on the ground through 2024. it would also include billions of dollars of international assistance. other reports say the deal will be limited to counterterrorism and training of afghan forces. the obama administration not giving specifics, but it is pushing back on suggestions that americans will be fighting the war far into the future. white house official says it is, quote, completely wrong to suggest that troops will be in afghanistan u
PBS
Nov 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
' rights environmental protections many americans don't know anything about the ttp the obama administration and powerful parties involved have kept a secret. however with each release the draft of what the chapters in the agreement dealing with intellectual property critics fear that i could fundamentally change the state of the internet as we know it can restrict access to affordable medicines. it is an agreement that will dramatically were straight edge trading exchange in a way that will crush generic production of pharmaceuticals and to raise the medical cost to the point that the wolves or will not be able to access lifesaving medicines and people are likely to die at the at the a bit. negotiations will continue to utah to open the minister conceded that the protest will continue as well. he'll love with this issue like that agreement done by the end of this year however push in congress have been open. but those plans on hold. utah lake city utah. he never wants to cry movie or the misfortune of being arrested yourself and you know how the booking process to go get your
PBS
Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
judicial nominations. half of them have occurred during the obama administration. >> ifill: republicans disputed the numbers. minority leader mitch mcconnell insisted the senate has confirmed 215 of president obama's nominees and rejected only two. >> this was nothing more than a power grab in order to try to advance the obama administration's regulatory agenda, and they just broke the senate rules in order to exercise the power grab. so, i would sum it up by saying it's a sad day in the history of the senate. after today, advise and consent probably means to them 100% consent. >> ifill: democrats have threatened to change the rules before, but matters finally came to a head this week when republicans blocked three nominees to the powerful u.s. circuit court of appeals in the district of columbia. they include patricia ann millett, an appellate lawyer in washington; georgetown university law professor cornelia pillard; and federal district court judge robert wilkins. at the white house, president obama applauded the vote. he said both parties have misused filibusters over t
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 3:00am EST
traction with the bush administration, began slowly with the obama administration, but it did become a central part of the administration's policy from year one or you're too, i would say, of the obama administration. you can argue about whether it was as vigorous as it might have been, but that was something that was a very clear asked by the u.k. of the u.s. to adopt a different approach to that. i think we got there in the end. the arms trade treaty you mentioned. we hads something where initially quite a negative reaction, but where, not just british lobbying about lobbying by others, as well, brought united states around the position which was adopted under the president. on climate change, i think you aed to look at this through complicated prison. under the bush administration. there was no way through in terms of getting our objectives met at the federal level. we had to concentrate on a very different strategy of trying to and agreement at the local and state level in the united states. we had some success in that, which is continuing in my time at the end of the bush administ
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
that the republican minority was using the filibuster to keep president obama's appointees from gaining their seats. well, let's look at the history from the congressional research service. so how many supreme court nominees have ever been failed to be seated because of a failed cloture vote? that's a filibuster. the answer's zero in the history of the senate. not just president obama but the history of the senate. someone might point to the abe fortes case when president johnson in the 1960's engineered a 46-47 cloture vote, so in johnson's words abe fortes could hold his head up, but in fact the filibuster has never been used to deny the supreme court justice his or her seat. how many cabinet members of president obama have been denied their seat by a filibuster? zero, madam president. this is the congressional research service. now the majority leader said well what about secretary hagel, the distinguished defense secretary? he had to said 34 days to be confirmed. why shouldn't he wait 34 days to be confirmed ?s every? he was confirmed shortly after his name was reported here
CNN
Nov 21, 2013 11:00am PST
notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> president obama, you just heard him say enough is enough. he's finished with all the republican efforts to stonewall some of his nominees supporting the democratic decision, the majority decision in the senate to go ahead and change the rules of the game as far as confirmation processes are concerned. no longer requiring 60 votes to break a filibuster but 51 votes right now. the democrats have 55 members in the senate to 45 republicans. so they can obviously deal much more easily with those confirmation processes. once again, gloria borger, our chief political analyst with us, dana bash, the state of the union anchor candy crowley. let's go to capitol hill and get the reaction. i don't know if there's reaction to what we just heard from the president, from the republicans, dana, but i assume it's going to be very negative. >> absolutely. because just as candy was pointing out, which is crucial to underscore, the democrats who run the senate still have a 60-vote threshold they need to overcome for any legislation, just run of the mill legislation, not the
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